At what seems like a snails pace, I am forging ahead, working on getting my kitchen completely painted, cupboards and all. Getting the room perked up and personalized. Progress is s l o w. I keep procrastinating on finishing the paint job on all the cupboards for some reason. *sigh* So many cupboards, so little time.
Besides a lot of cupboards to paint, there was the hutch to re-do for the nook area of the kitchen. (I took this as an opportunity to take yet another break from priming the cupboards...)
I got this beauty from Craigslist several months ago for $50.(I was still living in my old house then) It was in mint condition, great lines and detail, but still in the original dark oak, screaming 1986, looking all country/colonial.
Here is a photo of the hutch when I first dragged it into my kitchen to make sure I would like it in there. It initially had 4 glass doors up top there, but I removed two of them, along with the middle wood frame, to give it a new look that would make things displayed on the shelf of the hutch more visible.
I bought it before I ever knew I would be moving, and was planning to paint it white and antique it. The plan was to then, put this hutch in my shop, but once I moved into my cottage I realized that I had the perfect spot for it in my kitchen. Yippie!
You see, originally this space in the kitchen nook was a big coat closet/pantry with hideous 1966 bi-fold doors. (Mmm hmm, real attractive if you know what I mean.) I decided to rip this weird closet and it's dated doors out and just let the space be part of the room. (this led to repainting the room, and the cupboards...it's quite a tangled web I wove...) Anyhow, that's when I realized that this hutch was exactly the perfect size for the "used-to-be-a-closet-alcove" in the kitchen nook.
The kitchen cupboards are all going to be white and antiqued, so I decided to paint the hutch black to give the kitchen some *pop* and a bit of sophistication. (I still need to rough sand the edges slightly for a more vintage look) I love it, I love it, I love it!! It is charming and it has mega storage. Look at all those drawers. Yes indeed-y, I love it. Did I already say that? (Well, it bears repeating.) I finished painting the bottom piece to the hutch last week and the Maid of Honor helped me move the bottom piece in last Sunday. Then I had the newlyweds help bring in the top piece a few days later when I got that part done.
It's fabulous, even if I do say so myself. *another sigh* Oh, how I love re-inventing thrifted pieces.